Aesthetic Dental Transformations

Aesthetic Dental Transformations

A smile is often the first thing a person notices about someone else, and so it is perhaps natural that those with an attractive smile tend to show it off more than someone whose smile isn’t all it could be. However, regardless of the fault dragging down a smile, there are a range of cosmetic dentistry options available to improve the look of a person’s smile.

For missing teeth, dental implants can replicate the function of a natural tooth through the use of a titanium support pillar that is placed into the patient’s gum. The pillar fuses with the jawbone to provide strength and stability, while preserving gum tissue and bone mass, and is topped with a porcelain crown to retain the smile’s natural look. The dental crown can even be shaded to match the color of other teeth to provide an even more natural finish. [pullquote]Porcelain veneers are small tooth overlays that a cosmetic dentist crafts to fit on top of problematic teeth, and can be shaded to blend with the patient’s remaining teeth to provide a natural finish.[/pullquote]

Teeth that are stained may benefit from teeth whitening treatments, which work by agitating stains and rinsing teeth with a peroxide solution to remove staining from the tooth’s enamel.

Although tooth whitening treatments may take some time to reach a desired result, Zoom! Whitening is an alternative for those who want fast results. Using light-activated gels, a cosmetic dentist can whiten teeth several shades in a single session that might otherwise take several weeks to achieve through other methods.

For more serious staining, porcelain veneers can be used to conceal teeth that have been badly blighted by staining, perhaps through medication, rather than natural staining through the likes of coffee or tobacco.

Porcelain veneers are small tooth overlays that a cosmetic dentist crafts to fit on top of problematic teeth, and can be shaded to blend with the patient’s remaining teeth to provide a natural finish.

Teeth that are badly chipped or damaged, but are otherwise healthy can also be treated providing part of the tooth remains intact. Porcelain crowns can be used to conceal and hold together teeth that have been badly chipped or damaged, in order to preserve the tooth’s natural function, and provide additional support to the tooth.

With so many options available, a cosmetic dentist can treat a wide array of smile confidence-sapping issues; bestowing confidence in a patient’s smile they’ll want to show off time and again.

To learn which treatment options are most appropriate in your case, contact the Tulsa dental office of Dr. Mark E. Massaro and schedule your informative consultation today.